| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:50 PM
If you think you have a rodent problem in your house, just be glad it’s not this one. Scientists have discovered that the largest-known rodent to have ever roamed Earth had ferocious front teeth useful for fighting and digging – much in the...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Feb. 13-16: Winter Carnival, Galena. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosts this event, which includes snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on 26 miles of groomed trails, sledding, ice skating, turkey bowling and sled-dog rides. In the evening there...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax.
Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:33 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Social media is agog over George Clooney's tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings.
Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:01 PM
The fourth season of "Girls" premieres on Sunday, but HBO has already renewed the series for a fifth season.
According to multiple reports, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement before the audience assembled at the American...
| Dec 25, 2014
It's Christmas Day. The presents are opened and dinner is done. What next?
Head to the movies, of course.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest days of the year for going to the movies. No wonder so many biggies open on Christmas and just before.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The first time 20th Century Fox offered Shawn Levy the job of directing "Night at the Museum," he passed. And the second time. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth.
Levy had directed the 2003 family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" for Fox, and...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:31 PM
In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:10 PM
"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," otherwise known as "Night at the Museum 3," rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around....